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Alicante Beaches

The magic of any coastal city lies in its beaches and the beaches in Alicante will testify the same. Golden sands, crystal clear waters and pleasant climate define the beaches which are also the proud holders of the Blue Flag, which is awarded by the European Union.

Alicante is flanked by 244 kilometres of gorgeous coastline, which is home to numerous hidden as well as popular beaches like Cabo de las Huertas, Playa de la Almadraba that offers water sport activities like kayaking, surfing etc. Scroll down to know in detail about some of the most stunning and trendy beaches in Alicante City.

Levante Beach

Levante Beach

The ever popular Levante Beach located in Benidorm which is just 30 mins drive from Alicante, is a hot spot for the people who are out to have some fun. It is also known as the Sunrise beach and offers innumerable activities such as diving boards, swinging bridges, rafts, slides, a playground for the kids along with well equipped lifeguards. The beach is frequented by people of all age groups right from the kids to the younger crowd.

Poniente Beach
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Poniente Beach

A golden sand beach, the Poniente Beach, is located to the west of Levante Beach in Benidorm. It is an ideal spot to amble around sunbathing and swimming. The beach is well equipped with all the amenities like sun beds and safety gears, and is cleaned daily to maintain its spotless look.

San Juan Beach (Playa de San Juan)

San Juan Beach (Playa de San Juan)

This is one the businest beaches in Alicante, located around 4.5 miles from central Alicante. The long and open beach has been awarded the Blue Flag of the European Union. During the summer months it is packed with sun loving tourists soaking up the rays and enjoying the water sport activities on offer. It is the perfect spot for sunbathing and swimming with a good selection of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and water sports on the beach.

Address: Severo Ochoa, 36 03203 Elche - Alicante, Spain
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 9:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sat: 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Tel.: +34 966 63 24 74

Postiguet beach (Playa del Postiguet)
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Postiguet beach (Playa del Postiguet)

This is not only surrounded with palm trees making it look outstandingly beautiful but it is also located at the foot of the magnificent Castillo de Santa Barbara. Located right in the city centre, it is a great attraction for tourists who are especially impressed by the stretch of golden sand and crystal clear waters. The beach is cleaned daily and there are many forms of public transport such as buses and trams that offer routes to the beach. A strip of beach named Playa del Cocó had been recovered during development work near the coastal railway that runs between Alicante and Denia

Saladares - Urbanova Beach

Saladares - Urbanova Beach

This is one of the longest beaches on Alicante’s southern coastline, taking up a considerable length of 16000 meters and 50 meters in width. This is located in the residential part and therefore does not attract large crowds which is good if you want to relax peacefully. There are many services for tourists, such as beach patrol with lifeguards and watchtowers, toilets, foot showers and parking facilities. It has been awarded with the Blue Flag by the European Union.

Playa del Coco
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Playa del Coco

This is a small beach along Alicante’s coastline. It is said to be the place where the city’s fishermen used to land their catch. There is also a peaceful harbour where you can admire the sea and be in total tranquillity.

Playa de la Albufereta

Playa de la Albufereta

To the northwest of Alicante lies the Albufereta Beach. Located in a residential area, it is flocked by many tourists during the summer season. Beach services are available only for the Holy Week and during the peak season of summer. Services include lifeguards, Red Cross post, watchtower, foot showers, toilets and parking facilities. The beach is easily accessible by car via the A-190 road, by bus or by train. Another nearby attraction that is noteworthy is the Almadraba Beach.

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